6.0/10
1,122
12 user 3 critic

Just Desserts (2004)

Marco Poloni's family owns a bakery in the Bronx and it seems that they have fallen on hard times and his family is considering selling the bakery. Marco then decides to enter a baking ... See full summary »

Director:

Kevin Connor

Writer:

Joseph Tropiano
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Holly ... Grace Carpenter
Costas Mandylor ... Marco Poloni
Dorie Barton ... Candy Fallon
Andrew Lauer ... Jacques du Jacques
Brenda Vaccaro ... Lina
David Proval ... Uncle Fabrizio
Maria Bertrand ... Angela
Bruce Thomas ... Jim
Rodger Bumpass ... Boz Roswell
Alan Shearman ... Barry Felt
Carol Ann Susi ... Mrs. Guzzi
Gene Davis ... Wesley King (as Eugene Davis)
Joseph La Rocca Joseph La Rocca ... Waiter (as Joe Laroca)
Wolfgang Puck ... Wolfgang Puck
Jean Pierre Bergeron ... Emile Fragonard
Learn more

More Like This 

The Right Girl (TV Movie 2015)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young woman learns valuable lessons while developing a relationship with her new boss and his young son.

Director: Bradford May
Stars: Anna Hutchison, Jonathan Patrick Moore, Gail O'Grady
A Kiss at Midnight (TV Movie 2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

They say the cobbler's children go barefoot, but must the matchmaker's children go motherless? After their widower father moves to a new town and sets up a computerized matchmaking business... See full summary »

Director: Bradford May
Stars: Faith Ford, Cameron Daddo, Hal Linden
Secret Millionaire (TV Movie 2018)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Very rich father wants to build on a local park. His only son fall in love with cute protester, but she doesn't know who his father is .

Director: Michael M. Scott
Stars: Steve Lund, Siobhan Williams, Allie Bertram
Rescuing Madison (TV Movie 2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A famous singer is rescued by a firefighter, which looks like it may be the start of a budding romance until thwarted by her publicity manager.

Director: Bradford May
Stars: Alona Tal, Ethan Peck, Ted McGinley
Once Upon a Date (TV Movie 2017)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A romantic comedy about a struggling family-owned theatre at risk of being forced out of business by a greedy real estate developer. Josh undertakes the task of convincing the owner to sell... See full summary »

Director: Lee Friedlander
Stars: Katrina Bowden, Dean Geyer, James Callis
For Better or for Worse (TV Movie 2014)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A widow (Lisa Whelchel) who coordinates weddings meets a lawyer who specializes in divorces.

Director: Marita Grabiak
Stars: Lisa Whelchel, Antonio Cupo, Edward Ruttle
Mr. Write (TV Movie 2016)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When the executives at Heartstrings Press wants to drop Michael Rothchild's (Corey Sevier) next romance book, junior editor, Dori Shephard (Charlotte Sullivan), argues her way into working ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Bota
Stars: Charlotte Sullivan, Corey Sevier, Christie Laing
Hearts of Winter (TV Movie 2020)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An interior designer brings new life to the house of a widower and his daughter and finds love in the process.

Director: Allan Harmon
Stars: Jill Wagner, Victor Webster, Lauren McNamara
Unleashing Mr. Darcy (TV Movie 2016)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In this modern day spin on "Pride & Prejudice," Elizabeth Scott (Cindy Busby), is fishing for direction in her life and gets the opportunity to professionally show her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in a fancy New York dog show.

Director: David Winning
Stars: Cindy Busby, Ryan Paevey, Elizabeth McLaughlin
Win, Lose or Love (TV Movie 2015)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

As young and recently single parents, Clara and Alex have two completely different styles of parenting. While helicopter mom Clara hovers over her son Oliver, Alex's daughter Emma feels out... See full summary »

Director: Steven R. Monroe
Stars: Corey Sevier, Helena Mattsson, Catherine Hicks
Flower Girl (TV Movie 2009)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Dr. Evan Cooper is the ideal match, on paper and according to her grandmother Rose Durham and friends, including an equally pushy wedding planner, for florist Laurel Haverford, who fears to... See full summary »

Director: Bradford May
Stars: Marla Sokoloff, Marion Ross, Kieren Hutchison
This Magic Moment (TV Movie 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When a movie production company arrives in a small town, a local man catches a movie star's eye.

Director: David S. Cass Sr.
Stars: Diane Neal, Travis Schuldt, Vincent Spano
Edit

Storyline

Marco Poloni's family owns a bakery in the Bronx and it seems that they have fallen on hard times and his family is considering selling the bakery. Marco then decides to enter a baking competition hoping that the money and publicity will help them. But he needs a partner, so he asks Grace Carpenter, the baker of a restaurant, although they started off on the wrong foot, she agrees. So they go to the competition and things seem to be looking good except for a few complications. One of the other contestant Jacques du Jacques is Marco's former classmate at the Academy, whom he says betrayed him. Emil, one of the judges, is Marco's former instructor at the Academy whom he did not leave a good impression on. And Marco's temper, will they be able to pull it off? During this time, Marco also finds himself attracted to her, but she already has a boyfriend. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Since the title and central theme of this movie "Just Desserts" is desserts, particularly chocolate, it's interesting to note that the main chef character said he added water to his chocolate concoction, a box to hold an engagement ring he was asked to make. When the other main chef character, his love interest, tastes the chocolate, she is so impressed with how it tastes, she faints. Anyone who has ever melted chocolate knows that allowing even the smallest hint of water to melted chocolate will cause it to "seize" and become irreparably grainy. The resulting confection has a mouth feel of mud. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cory in the House: Just Desserts (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Thing
Written by Phil Steele and Roger Bellon
See more »

User Reviews

 
corny and just sad
29 March 2014 | by BigJohnPilgrimSee all my reviews

I had a hard time watching this movie through to the end, because at times it was so bad, I had to turn the sound down. The worst was probably when they were playing that song and singing "sweet sweets" or whatever it was. I couldn't take more than a few seconds of it, it was really bad. The acting was so bad I thought I was watching a soap opera (is that what the two lead actors were in that most of the other reviewers mentioned?).

It must have been a soap opera, because it was soap opera bad. The French accent was so bogus it was laughable. Wolfgang Puck didn't even save this movie. Nobody could. I can't even find anything good to say about it.

As a guy, I am unashamed to admit I like a good Hallmark movie. A GOOD one. But there was just nothing good about it.


2 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Just Desserts See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed